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Subject: [FARIS-L] Obit of Pam Kidd Faris
Date: 18 Feb 2004 07:33:31 -0700
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Bland County, VA
November 26, 2003
Memorial set for Bland native
Pam Kidd Faris of San Clemente, Calif., formerly of Bland County, died on Oct. 5 at age 51 as a result of a train accident. Her death was mentioed in the Mechanicsburg News column several weeks ago by Carolyn Mustard, aunt of the deceased, but the Messenger has just received the details of her death.
Faris and a visiting friend were walking alongside the railroad on Linda Lane, which Faris had walked many times on her trips to the ocean. She was on her way to a Seafest at the Pier at San Clemente, Califr. when the train struck her.
Witnesses said Faris apparently didn't see her or hear the train for she never looked up as it approached, and she was struck and killed instantly.
Faris was born on Dec. 14, 1951, in Bland County, and was a graduate of Thomas Dale Knights with honors. She worked as an architectural specifications representative. She was a member of the Orange County Chapter Network of Women in Hospitality. She had become president of the NEWH organization, and was named Woman of the Year for Orange County. An educational scholarship has been set up in her name.
She is survived by her parents, Barbara and Noel Kidd of Richmond; three sisters, Judy Tate of Miami, Fla., Elizabeth Koziol of San Clemente, Calif., and Vicky Hood of Douglasville, Ga.; and several nieces and a nephew. Her brother, Dickie Kidd, was killed in a car accident in 1966.
Faris's ashes were distributed across San Clemente, Calif., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by her family and friends.
There will be a memorial service in Richmond on Dec. 1, hosted by her parents. Their address is Noel and Barbara Kidd, 5901 Kingsland Road, Richmond, VA 23237.
(article by Carolyn Mustard)